Natasha Hutchison, originally from the United States, relocated to the Highlands to study part time on our MSc Sustainable Mountain Development. She now works as a Project Officer for Wester Ross Biosphere.
"I was looking for a course with flexible delivery so I could study from home at a time that suited me. I considered the Open University but felt it was rather ‘faceless’. Whereas this university has campuses all around the Highlands and Islands and is a recognised name and brand.
I feel extremely lucky that I have been able to utilise my postgraduate qualification locally, working with the communities and exploring opportunities which can create a sustainable legacy for decades to come. This was helped by support from well-connected and internationally recognised tutors, in particular, Professor Martin Price, who holds several high-profile positions out with the specific world of academia, including the UNESCO Chair of Sustainable Mountain Development."
It is exciting to be part of a 'model' area in sustainable development, and I hope that we will be able to assist our future generations in continuing this legacy.